What you need to know
- A new sketch from Conan makes fun of how few people use Bing.
- The video jokes that the FBI would never look at your Bing search history.
Bing has been the butt of jokes for years. Every time a character in a TV show or movie uses Bing, someone jokes about it being paid product placement. Over the years, we've seen plenty of funny Bing memes, and that doesn't even count all the hilarious content from friends about Chandler Bing. Now, Conan O'Brien is aboard the Bing joke train with a new video.
The premise of the video is that no one, not even the FBI, would think about using Bing to search for things. With people involved in the siege on the U.S. Capitol being caught using their own Google search history, O'Brien takes the chance to playfully take a shot at Microsoft's search engine.
The fake advertisement concludes by saying "Bing. No one's heard of us."
This isn't the first late night show host to playfully pick on Microsoft. Last September, James Corden joined Rainn Wilson, Anthony Ramos and other celebrities asking, "What the Hell happened to Skype?!"
This latest video is a fun little quip at Microsoft's search engine. Bing has trailed behind Google for years, and people are often genuinely surprised when they hear that people use it.
While Bing lags behind Google in some areas, it is part of the Microsoft Rewards program, which is a great way to earn reward points that you can redeem for gift cards and Microsoft subscriptions. Even if you don't use Bing for actual searches, it might be worth doing some each month to earn reward points.